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baptism of fire

Definition of baptism of fire

  1. 1 :  an introductory or initial experience that is a severe ordeal; especially :  a soldier's first exposure to enemy fire

  2. 2 :  a spiritual baptism by a gift of the Holy Spirit —often used in allusion to Acts 2:3–4; Matthew 3:11(Revised Standard Version)



1625

First Known Use of baptism of fire

1625


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